SALON OWNERS: It's OK to want something different.Something more.And it's OK to LOVE your salon but also crave taking a step BACK.You need to read on ...
Most small business owners work 50+ hours a week with a quarter working an exhausting 60+ hours. Over 70% work a seven day week at least occasionally. Around 26% of our work is taken home with us.
We all expect to make sacrifices in the early days, hoping the long hours will end after a year or two. But when you get to three years?Five?MORE?
We all feel more secure with a long-term plan, but 25% of small business owners have no pension arrangements. A further 49% are relying solely on the ever-dimishing state pension.
Dear Salon Owner,
You've tried to step back a little before, I'm sure. But every time you try, somebody leaves or something happens that pulls you back into carrying out services.
It's my job to bring you choices - some space to breathe and REALLY decide what happens next.
Maybe you'll choose to sell. Or step back and have a manager run your business. Or maybe you want to carry on in the salon but with better work/life balance.
GETTING YOUR SALON TO RUN WITHOUT YOU IS THE SURE-FIRE WAY TO FREE UP YOUR TIME FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF YOUR CAREER, INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR BUSINESS AND END THOSE EXHAUSTING 60 HOUR WEEKS!
... and you don't have to do it on your own.
"I still love my salon - but now I work there on my OWN terms."
I had been a salon owner for 11 years - SURELY it was OK to take a step back? The business was steady and the team was in place. What could go wrong?
A year later
What I now know is there's SO much more to it than just stepping away.
I still work in the salon and carry out a few services, but I work the hours I want to and see the clients I love because I want to - not because I'm carrying the salon financially.
Now that I am in control I can create my version of the perfect life. I've been able to start two amazing projects that have massive potential - one is still in the salon space and one reconnects with my passion for yoga. I
could never have found the time before. Even more exciting, these projects have the potential to
Your business relies heavily on you right now, with your team not helping much at all.
You're turning a profit but working WAY too hard to generate it.
You can't see how you can convince your customers to go to anybody else in the salon but you.
"Who am I and WHY should you listen to me?"
I'm Phil Jackson and I am FULLY commited to bringing freedom and choices to salon owners who feel it's time to step back:
"Can Phil Jackson give me the help I need?"
"Phil never leaves you alone he will guide you all the way."
Sally Manning, Kalypsos,
"I’m actually starting to feel like a business woman and not just a beauty therapist/salon owner ... I like Phil’s no nonsense attitude and also that he doesn’t preach. He comes from a place of experience and that gives me faith in his abilities to help me find the answers I need."
Sherry Cowie, The Retreat Health and Beauty,
"You’ve helped me find my own spark again, it had disappeared 🙏🙏🙏"
Pamela Laird, Fin & Co,
"Phil’s coaching has been invaluable to help me transition off the salon floor completely. He has worked with me and my new manager to ensure minimal disruption."
Hayley Hudson, Cocco Salon,
"I am in control of so many aspects of my business now. From the bigger picture, the strategic decisions right down to specific marketing to put money in the till. Phil has helped with it all. The clarity I have now is miles from where I started."
Peter Borg, Queen B,
We'll get REALLY clear on what 'stepping back from the salon' means to you. Whether that is getting a better work/life balance, preparing to sell or transitioning to a 'hands-off' business.
EIGHT face-to-face coaching sessions plus optional phone coaching in between at no extra charge.After month 3, we can include your manager in the coaching if relevant too.
I'll he working with you to get your salon profitable and stable enough to step back.But I'll also be building the processes and management systems you need to keep the buzz, however much you are there.
Write down your current personal income from your salon.
You'll be lucky to add 5% to that each year in a mature business.
Or maybe it's not about the money. Maybe stepping back will buy you time to really ENJOY life. Time off to recharge and plan the next phase. Or time for your family. Time to travel and explore.
For example, I won't just set your prices with you, I'll give you a system that means price-setting is effortless year after year. I won't just design a recruitment ad with you, I'll help you build a system for recruitment that you can rely on and run whenever you need it.
This is a nine month programme, and a big commitment on my part and yours.If we get to the end of 9 months and you're still not happy with your work/life balance or your plans to step back from the salon, I will coach you for up to a FURTHER 12 MONTHS absolutely free.
A big part of stepping back is having effective systems. If you don't have a salon handbook that your team understand and follow, the day to day running of your salon will always be tricky.
I've paired up with an exclusive supplier to create your bespoke salon handbook. Even better, alongside your polices are a set of videos explaining each stage to your team.
Valued at £500, your bespoke salon handbook is included with Salon Choices.
Time and again I see salons where the owner is the only team member who takes retail seriously.
I've paired up with a salon retail expert who will come into your salon twice during our 9 months together and train your team on retail techniques and skills to boost their retail performance.
These sessions are valued at £500 each - as a Salon Choice client you'll have the option of two.
Due to the unique nature of this programme I am only able to accept 3 clients for Salon Choices at any one time.
You will be taken to a questionnaire which helps me select the clients I am most able to help.
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PAY AN APPLICATION FEE OF £250. This shows me that you are serious about your application and the programme. IF YOU ARE NOT ACCEPTED ON THE PROGRAMME YOUR APPLICATION FEE WILL BE RETURNED IN FULL.
I will clarify any points I need more detail on and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions too. If we are both happy at the end of the call, we will book your in-person goal-setting day.
If your application is successful you can choose between making one payment of £11,000 or 7 payments of £1860. Your application fee will be deducted from your first payment.
In its current format, Salon Choices relies on a lot of face-to-face meetings. At this time that is impossible. Please bear with me while I come up with innovative solutions!